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Happy Father's Day. To my Hubber-Father-Friends.


Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

"My sweet Lord Beloved Supreme,
It is Father's Day.
You are our Father,
Our only Father Supreme.
On this Father's Day
We, Your children would like to have
A supreme boon from You:
Do grant us the capacity
To be sleepless servitors
Of Your Eternity's Will." -Sri Chinmoy



An eight syllable ode-like ballad, which rhymes at the end of every line. Rhymes are not so easy to do, as they are meant to flow with tempo, beat, rhythm. Indeed, some modern experts are of the opinion that the syllables need not necessarily be precise, as long as the cadence ... the flow, is right. Enjoy.

Dance with my Father

He gave me comfort, money; toys,

He showered love and heard my cries.

When I was wrong he did address,

My faults with sweetness at its best.

He gave me praises; scolding’s too,

“I’ll make a better man of you!”

And so I learnt my lessons well,

Proud of my daddy, truth to tell.

At times with mother, saw him sleep,

Head through the pillows, had a peep.

With life’s endeavours, laughed and wept,

Embraced as one we always slept.

Concern, devotion was his name,

All through his life ‘twas just the same.

Fun-loving, witty; life of care,

For mom and I, went everywhere!

My father was a man of God,

Through trials; rain, was never sad.

He counseled me when in distress,

Elated, proud of my success.

A doctor great, turned out to be,

But wanted most for him to see,

The Heart of beauty I became,

All blessings to my father’s name.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier, 16th June, 2018


Ode to My Beloved One

O gorgeous Source of my inheritance, Come!

Today I see the elegant calligraphy of Your Love,

Written on the very flutter of the butterfly,

Dancing within the shrine of thy Heart.

Beloved Papaji, like a sweet symphony,

Echoing from the melodies of Heaven,

You induce my core to weep with joyfulness,

Basking in the matchless aura of Your concern.

Come! You who ignite the candles in my Soul --

The source of all its impulses --, come!

Seal all its leaking reservoirs, with the

Stamp of living water, so that I never thirst.

Do you recognise this Dad?



In Your sweet haven, like the wafts of spring flowers,

I can hear the music of nightingales,

Singing with the eloquence of Meera;

The charming melody of Sri Krishna’s flute.

Beloved Papa, like the kinship of the string and its sitar,

You mean so much to me!

Without the string, there is no rhythm;

Without You, life is like a stagnant stream.

Come! Cute Dadiji, take my hand, so we’ll never part,

Together we’ll build a temple of Peace, inside my yearning Heart.

Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. 17th November, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Fathers and their duties

© 2018 manatita44


manatita44 (author) from london on June 23, 2018:

Cute Eric.

You come up with some great and different things. God bless you and family today and always ...

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on June 23, 2018:

Angels just seems right. A loving light filled creature for no other reason. I will have to think more on it. But for now your Lantern to me is an angels light.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 22, 2018:

My Brother Frank,

I thank so much! If you are a Father, then I hope you had a great Sunday last, I believe. Gratitude.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on June 22, 2018:

a wonderful, warm and touching piece of literature for all fathers.. loved it

manatita44 (author) from london on June 20, 2018:

Yes Tim,

I do switch sometimes. In fact I have a worthy piece to come out soon.

Your sentiments to me are always loving and a joy to read. Thank and hope your Father's Day was good.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 20, 2018:

Thanks Shaloo. We have over a thousand of his books on line at srichinmoylibrary.com. They are free to read. Hari OmTat Sat!

Shaloo Walia from India on June 20, 2018:

What a beautiful tribute to your father! I loved the quote of Sri Chinmoy that you shared in the beginning. I am intrigued to read some of his works.

Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on June 20, 2018:


Master of beautiful esoteric poetry and flexible and creative enough to switch up your style. Amazing poetry to the Creator as well as earthly fathers.

I love this line from your first poem:

"The Heart of beauty I became,"

Indeed, brother. Radiant and inspirational to us all.

Much respect,



manatita44 (author) from london on June 19, 2018:

Thanks Dee.

I really do not know of anyone without a Father, but I can empathise with what ever trials you may have had.

God bless your dad, wherever he is and a Happy Father's Day to him.

I thank you for a very nice comment.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on June 19, 2018:

Obviously not a father. Neither did I ever have one. Yet, your Fathers' Day tribute warms my heart. Both poems exude love and pride, and yes I recognize that smiling Dad.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 18, 2018:

Indeed Dana.

Heavenly first as it is our Source. But this poem comes second only because it was done before. The first one is new.

Thank you very much

Dana Tate from LOS ANGELES on June 18, 2018:

What a beautiful collection of poetry celebrating fathers everywhere. Starting from the Supreme Father of us all down to all the fathers who raised and nurtured their children.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 18, 2018:

Mine is a poem for all those with great fathers past and present.

I'm very happy to see you, Ruby. I send you much Love.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on June 18, 2018:

This is a beautiful tribute to your father. I'm sure he loves your poetry. Blessings my friend.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Thank you, Linda C.



A charming sentiment. Thank you so much!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on June 17, 2018:

This is a lovely tribute to your father and a lovely way to honour fatherhood, Manatita.

Ajodo Endurance Uneojo from Lokoja, Nigeria. on June 17, 2018:

Great piece brother,

These are touchy and make one melt in gratitude...to God, to humans and to fathers.




and consoling.

Bless you.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Good to hear of your loving Father. 37 years is a long time! Happy Fathers Day to you ... to him in heaven. Much Love, Linda.

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on June 17, 2018:

Beautiful verses full of love and honor. It has been 37 years since I last felt the warm embrace of my Daddy's loving arms. He taught me much, but left far too soon. I hope he is pleased with the person I have become.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Brother Elijah,

I thank you so much! This is a very fine and heartfelt commendation of my work. Gratitude.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Thank you, Bro.

I am a servant. There are others so much more worthy than me. I came here as a servant some 8 years ago. That is important to me.

I'm so happy that - through His grace - you are receptive to my work. In this way, we can both inspire others.

Thank you so much!

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on June 17, 2018:

Come! You who ignite the candles in my Soul --

The source of all its impulses --, come!

And make me worthy to be a father to Your kids,

not only mine!

When I became a father, I realized what Love is!

I wish you, my brother, to keep on being a helping father to many people!


Elijah A Alexander Jr from Washington DC on June 17, 2018:

Manatita, "Dance with my Father" is a well written praise of a father, thanks for the presentation.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

And I cherish his memory too, Peggy. Happy Father's Day! Thank you for a fine comment.

Chitrangada I thank you.

I always appreciate your input and got distracted from answering earlier.

Thank you for heartfelt sentiment.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 17, 2018:

The love of your own father and that of your God shine brightly in this latest article and poetry of yours. Wishing you a very happy father's day! My wonderful dad has now been gone 33 years. He was such a good father and taught us important life lessons. I cherish his memory.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 17, 2018:

A beautiful poem to honour the fathers! Each line of yours, is thoughtful and heartfelt. Your picture is very nice.

Thanks for sharing and Happy Father’s Day.

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Thank you.

A most beautiful testimony from one who had his own struggles. We need more of this. Happy Father's Day!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 17, 2018:

Few days go by when I do not think of my father and his influence on my life. I do miss him terribly,even after all these years.

Peace and blessings!

manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Mary, you not only write beautifully, but you are very wise. Happy Father's Day to your husband and children.

Ah, Ann.

So sweet ... so sweet! I think your background reflects in your life ... in your relationship with your children and husband.

Mines was different, but I had mom's selflessness and sacrifice, the sweet simplicity of a village life, a methodist schooling and a devout life which was inherently Divine.

Thank you so much, my dear.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on June 17, 2018:

Fathers are special. I lost my father when I was 18 but he had a strong legacy to us which we always cherish which is that of trust, reliability and goodness. Your consciousness of God as Father is something that will always keep you strong. Happy Fathers Day.

Ann Carr from SW England on June 17, 2018:

For me, 'Dance with my Father' is the best here. It talks of care and reciprocal love. It reminds me of my own father, gone for 24 years now but still by my side and in my heart. I learnt so much from him (and my mother). He was clever and fun, he helped so many people (as an optometrist) and he adored his family.

Thanks for bringing back some fond memories.


manatita44 (author) from london on June 17, 2018:

Thank you, Venkatachari Ji.

Happy Father's day to you, my Friend. Peace.


Thank you so much! Appreciated!

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on June 17, 2018:

Very nice tributes to the Father.

Your picture is beautiful sitting in front of the Goddess.

Happy Father's Day to you.

Elena from London, UK on June 17, 2018:

Aaawh, that was wonderful to read. It's a blessing to have a strong bond with one's father. Lovely photo.

Happy Fathers Day.

Best wishes

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